In speaking of Scripture as used by the Reformers, Payton writes,
The written Word of revelation communicates God’s wrath against sin, his provision for human salvation and the salvation in Christ, and the proclaimed Word is God’s loving summons to faith in his mercy in Christ. (p206)
While Payton doesn’t get into the nuts and bolts of the Reformation’s stances (although several chapters are doctrinal in nature), he wants to move the current understanding of the Reformation beyond that of the simplistic to the meat of what the Reformers were trying to say. We have often interpreted them not through their own words and statements of belief, but through those who proudly claim to follow in their footsteps.
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